Chetan Raghavan, 14, placed first in the non-wetsuit category of the annual Alcatraz Sharkfest Swim. He came in second overall out of over 700 swimmers.
Attendance at a local company’s chaperoned Sunday swim from the Berkeley Marina has quadrupled since 2018. And while Homer might chase you, he probably won’t bite.
People connected to the pool reported cases of hair loss and eye irritation this week. The school says chemical levels are back to normal.
The East Bay Regional Park District has closed Lake Anza to swimming due to high levels of toxic algae. The decision was made after tests showed the toxin Microcystin had reached dangerous levels, and the news came before the official swim season ends next Friday, Sept. 9. It’s the second consecutive year EBRPD has been forced […]
Recent rains have cleared toxic algae from several East Bay lakes, including Tilden’s Lake Anza, East Bay Regional Park District officials have announced. That means, unless the algae returns, some popular swimming spots will re-open come April. “Thanks to heavy rains from El Niño, toxic blue-green algae has cleared from Quarry Lakes in Fremont, Lake Temescal […]
The East Bay Regional Park District has just closed Lake Anza, in Tilden Regional Park, to swimming due to high levels of toxic algae, which can be fatal for dogs. Park District spokeswoman Carolyn Jones said signs are going up now around the lake to alert visitors about the closure. “Park District officials are very […]